ABU DHABI -- The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (SHF), an Abu Dhabi-based entity dedicated to investing in the future of the UAE and its people, will host a 'Muntada' talk titled Resilience: #LifewithMS on Monday, 22 May, at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi.

The Muntada programme serves as a platform for sharing new ideas that stimulate creative thinking, active debate and learning across the UAE's multinational community. Through facilitating access to the inspirational ideas of the world's most engaging speakers and influential thought leaders, Muntada seeks to motivate people in the UAE to take positive action in their own lives.

Resilience: #LifewithMS will bring together representatives from the medical field, non-profit organisations and those living with MS in an engaging forum designed to raise awareness, provide practical help to patients and encourage all those affected by the condition to be optimistic in their methods for overcoming the daily challenges of life with MS.

Speakers include, Dr. Andrew Woo, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Saeed Al Habsi, Vice President, UAE MS Support Group and Mahmood El Belushi, Certified Trainer & Life Coach living with MS.

"Creating higher levels of public awareness of MS - and providing a platform for the discussion of up-to-date information for MS patients, their families and medical professionals - is an important step towards building a stronger network for people living with MS in the UAE. I am confident the expertise and personal experiences shared by our speakers will play an important role in supporting MS patients and their loved ones by fostering a deeper understanding of how quality of everyday life can be improved by making the smallest of simple lifestyle choices," said Meera Al Mutawa, Health Programme Coordinator at the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.

"With an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide living with MS, driving dialogue about the challenges of life with the condition is part of the Foundation's wider commitment to supporting UAE-based patients, carers and their families affected by the condition. Through our joint funded Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi MS Programme, we support the provision of multidisciplinary care from diagnosis to treatment and long-term management, specifically focused on addressing the physical, emotional and rehabilitation needs through a team-based approach."

The Resilience: #LifewithMS Muntada talk is part of a series of worldwide events demonstrating global solidarity with World MS Day on 31 May 2017, and its mission to create hope for the future.

Source: Emirates News Agency